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more violence in mali as a militant group launches a guerrilla attacks on the previously liberated city of making claims by the french military that the operation is almost complete. police congressional report leaves a u.s. missile shield in europe defenseless so with claims the system may fail to protect america and its nato allies could be aimed i think russia. and experts in the u.k. claim the failing economy and cutbacks are driving creasing the more britons to suicide. twenty four hours a day seven days a week this is r.t.
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and islamist rebel group is claiming responsibility for ongoing violence in mali is northern city of town that's after gunmen launch a surprise guerilla tag over the weekend the city was rocked by two suicide bombings however alfonse maintains the military campaign in mali to force out islamists is almost complete local correspondent gonzalo one report. the situation in mali is obviously going to have a gruesome ending there are more than enough indications of that last friday the country was shaken by the very first terrorist attack in its history according to the witness report of what was carried out by a fifteen year old suicide bomber that of arab descent the bomber was the only one killed after the detonation a few hours later responsibility for the attack was claimed by the motor wod jihadists one thing to remember here is that this is a bastard as are territory and therefore it is very difficult to control this
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attack is just another example confirming that despite the news reports of the french army having taken over gal timbuktu into doubt there is still a long way to go before jihadists are ousted from the country in severe artie's crew was given access to the civil defense camps where volunteers and civilians are preparing to fight against the jihadists the f.l. and they and gondokoro a local pro-government militia movements that account for a total of two thousand eight hundred operatives but do not support the strategy chosen by the french in mali and joined forces in fighting the terrorists. we share the same goals but what they did was a really bad service to us there was no really about the army itself al-qaeda had been operating on mali and territory for a number of years now they have all those and they keep getting more by kidnapping white people for ransom drones pays them to have its citizens returned and then the terrorists have cash to buy weapons if we talk about al-qaeda there's no way the
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army can fight it because she it's terrorism in action. those paramilitary who know the terrain well say fighting a war they cannot take part in is meaningless one thing all these paramilitary groups have in common is their patriotism and zeal to protect their country and drive away the narco terrorists but this is a losing fight given the financial resources and ammunition stock they have yes. i'm ready to go it's all lengths i married to give my life right now to save my family up there in the north because we're all here have family so i believe france will stop these attacks for a while or and the french troops leave they will start all over again because the criminals are still out there hiding him on the civilians and all of them have been caught really need to be given the mandate to complete this mission our own we're ready for it all and we can do it because we grew up in the north we know the terrain and the people so we're the only ones who can stop them and find them in the villages and the desert where we know every corner and every part of land. over
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all while the jihadists forces are taking over their land kidnapping people and using suicide bombers to fight for their cause the civilian population remains the country's most vulnerable group. to russia's ambassador to the un vitaly tootin about the possible reasons for the ongoing conflict the full interviews on air at six forty five pm g.m.t. all you can watch it on our website at our dot com but here's a quick sneak peek. oh it's a question of arab spring was the dramatic events in libya. we're in the course of the crisis of course lots of weapons were brought into libya and there was a lot of there were lots of weapons of as it is but still many more weapons were brought into libya during the recent hearings which then secretary of state clinton
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had in the house of representatives one of the congressman said that they had information that cut out with a wink and nod as he put it from the united states brought in twenty thousand tons of weapons into libya and you know twenty thousand tons you can arm is small terrorist army and so on of course this is exactly what has happened in mali definitely we see a spillover from a believe in crisis to to a neighboring country and most likely if the spillover has affected other places as well for instance it may well be there are many indications to that effect that the terrorist attack in the in the in the jury had something to do i mean close to the libyan border also had some sort of libyan connection in terms of people maybe weapons terrorists emanating from libya participating in that attack.
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the u.s. missile defense shield in europe is under further scrutiny after a lead congressional report revealed that the system may be unfit for its declared purpose the study claims the shield may not be able to protect america and its nato allies from the potential iranian missile strike the report also acknowledges moscow's concerns that the u.s. system undermines russia's nuclear deterrent they're all over the missile shield has a strained relations between the two countries as washington refuses to give moscow a legally binding guarantees the system is not aimed against russia president obama had promised to be quote a more flexible end quote on the subject after his release some observers doubt the u.s. will give up on its geo political ambitions. i don't think it was ever intended to protect against iranian missiles something in fact that do not even exist today iran has no nuclear weapons nor do they have the capability to launch
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a missile all the way to the united states clearly this missile defense system has always been about surrounding russia and china and that's why it doesn't the math doesn't work when you look at having it protect against an iranian system the fact is nato is expanding in its encircled him and russia i think we're only going to see more of these so called again missile defense deployments into various nato countries looking at how this oligarchies runs our country today how the corporations control our congress i think it's clear that congress will continue to support these systems the new secretary of defense that obama is nominated chuck hagel former republican senator from nebraska was one of the co-sponsors in the senate of the missile defense program so he clearly is a strong ally of the system. breaking news this hour nine miners have
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been killed after a methane explosion in russia's motoring commie republic let's get more now from our it's easy to who joins us what more can you tell us about what's happening well of course the usual in these sort of circumstances we can talk about the fact the situation is bound to change pretty soon but we do know right now that there were two hundred fifty nine miners in the mine. more than two hundred forty of them were led out of the service but we do know at this point the ministry of emergencies as well as the police are saying that at least nine miners have been killed the police are also saying that could be missing again the information is very new it's just coming in the emergency ministry says everybody those nine who were killed have actually been saved we do we also know that this is one of the mines that is relatively safe if you can say that about any mine of course but it has received several awards for actually being one of the safest mines and as far as the quality
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of the working. situation is concerned we also know at this point the prime minister medvedev has ordered a special. and special commission to be set up who would be looking into dispersal of financial aid to families of those who were killed as well as those for the harmed in the explosion again this is the latest information that we have regarding the mine explosion so an unfortunate situation they happening but of course you know we've already heard from officials saying that that investigation already underway. thank you for your time. right suicide rates are up in the u.k. with the experts blaming a combination of reasons including the country's failing economy the issue is prompting calls for greater government action. reports. for the last year and a half thorn has been coming to terms with the tragic death of
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a son aged just twenty three toby took his own life riding his spinal words on the back of a bank statement after racking up a three thousand pound overdraft and a five thousand pounds student debt it was just the shock this wasn't from one but had a history of depression or mental illness or even had come across as being down or depressed you know in the last few weeks months of his life if anything he came across as someone that you know didn't have a care in the world following his death and became a trustee for the charity piracy which aims to prevent suicide among young people from a home in cornwall she even runs her own blog giving advice but it's a battle her charity and similar ones around the u.k. are struggling to win suicide is on the increase according to latest figures accounting for six thousand deaths between twenty ten and twenty eleven a rise of seven percent so why the increase while an inquest ruled that toby's
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financial problems working for britain factor to his suicide experts now say that an ailing u.k. economy is partly to blame for the recent surge in deaths nationwide areas of high unemployment such as camden here in london are among those worst affected and it's a problem compounded by cutbacks in mental health services the double whammy effect of the recession is that people are becoming more distressed more anxious and therefore more at risk of wanting to take their own lives at the same time whether sterrett in cuts means that we have fewer psychiatric beds that the crisis isn't there and if that isn't enough the growth of same day loan companies and intimidating debt collectors are adding to the pressures people are feeling according to researchers brighton university we have some very very good regulations that protect people. it's letting plastic debt collection however it
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appears that particularly well it's because these practices like it in response the u.k. government has announced plans to crack down on aggressive bailiff's from next year late night visits will not be allowed and restrictions will be put on what property can be ceased they are also spending over a million times on research as part of a suicide strategy plan but that is only one very small step in the right direction but someone like. it's not easy all. one thing i've learned more about through thought than i ever wanted to know that i've done a lot of reading and rethought and i think strangely complex hopefully. the trend will go down with. andrew farmer from london still to come this hour i guess in a few minutes we explain why many call of the right traits by the authorities decision to go ahead with multi-billion dollar gas deals with the west this story
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international news and analysis you're watching our team in egypt more than a dozen political parties are promising to bring their supporters to the streets on the day marking two years since they all stink of former president hosni mubarak monday's rallies which will include a march on the presidential palace i intended to increase the pressure on the country's new leader mohamed morsi is islamist led government is accused of repressive measurements and measures after last week's decision to shut down the video sharing website. and the regime protests have led to bloodshed in the capital and elsewhere in egypt spokesman for the opposition meant to how our recess people are so disillusioned with the government today no longer need to be called to
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protest. people are going to go into the streets they are going on the streets willingly they don't really need any opposition calls for a new protest because the whole country is in a standstill there's nothing moving forward because there is no real administration at pressing the people needs and the people demand the actual anger in the streets so the only solution that i can see and that every sane person can see that the opposition leader mr brotherhood and all the all the different political factions to be in a quality of government that would be the only solution and the only way out because at that moment this government will take responsibility for any reform that's going to be this one of the happening in the country but the idea of just excluding everybody out of the government in a post revolution country in a country that's acting that's our calling for democracy where there is no real parliament in session that can hold the president or the government accountable to
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the failures of administering the country and then refusing to have a quality of government that's just a call for chaos. check out our website for other stories from around the world yes some of what we've got a full year and a regular face to drill on a cruise line that went terribly wrong when our lives both fell into the sea killing five people we've got the full details. and a u.s. defense giant says it's a new software can predict of people's future movement and be paid via just by analyzing their social network data find out more online. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's only here on our team reporting from the world talks to be our team to be intriguing stories are you. trying.
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to find out visit our big. with ukraine refusing to pay guest problems or rescind seven billion dollar gas bill authorities in kiev are working on enlisting western companies to exploit its shale gas reserves however the method they use in attempting to boost the country's coffers isn't going down well with environmentalists as artie's alessio reports. it was described as the day of ukraine's energy independence what in november last year key have signed a one billion dollar agreement with a spanish utility to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on the black sea coast delight quickly turned into dismay when it emerged that the man signing the deal had nothing to do with the company three months later ukraine's leaders were shaking hands again this time with boiled dutch shell having signed a real deal to explore and develop the country's potentially he would shale gas
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reserves reportedly the third largest. the expectation is about eight to ten billion cubic meters of gas production per year and the highest is up to about twenty two twenty five once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and to even become an exporter. this is definitely sweet music to keep for years ukraine has been striving to reduce its relies on us imports from russia especially now when gas. was seven billion dollars for violating gas agreements this project is definitely good we would pay between one hundred fifty to one hundred eighty dollars per cubic meter of gas instead of the four hundred fifty dollars we're now paying to gas problem but if everything is so promising why are people out in force against the shale gas initiative will be the second sure noble if not worse for years ukraine has often been divided on many
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different issues from perception of history to the official number of state languages and then you shale gas initiatives are no exception even sworn political enemies hardline nationalists and communists have put their differences aside and spoken out against. the opposition even proposed a bill prohibiting the exploration and extraction of shale gas. information on how the gas is split between shell chevron and ukrainian companies this class it is still not clear if it's going to be profitable plus the companies don't care about harmful it will be to the environment but political battles of size ecologists are the most concerned with a potential threat from the shale gas program they insist it could lead to a full blown catastrophe but whenever they speak out the pro-government media labels them as agents of gas. usually and different camels to
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extract more gas from the rocks and so the underground system which provides fresh drinking water is completely destroyed this water is a strategic ecological resource and when one spoil it the area becomes practically non-viable. even in the most optimistic scenario ukraine may see its own shale gas filling its pipes only in a decade from now a college official says they're not against shale gas in principle just a potential environmental impact from which extraction needs to be researched and assessed before drilling begins they have already sent a letter to the president the question is whether those at the top will be willing to listen let's see russia ski r.t. reporting from q ukraine. more international news and now and the head of the syrian opposition in exile has renewed calls for peace talks with the assad government and the rebel held north of syria but the offer comes a with a certain scene today in the release of one hundred and sixty thousand prisoners
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damascus says it would agree to sit down for talks but without any preconditions the opposition wants to negotiate the departure of president assad which the embattled leader has so far refused to consider it's also unclear if the al qaeda linked armed rebel groups in syria would support a ceasefire this comes as the top u.s. military officer says he supports arming the insurgents to bring a horse to end to the conflict. a stampede at an over crowded railway station in northern india has left at least thirty six people dead with local media warning the death toll could rise the accident reportedly occurred after railway officials announced a last minute change in the platform tens of millions gathered on the banks of the ganges river for the religious festival the most significant hindu program which takes place every twelve years. the authorities are held there for
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us to reconsider three talks with the opposition in bus lane a both sides say they are ready to continue dialogue to stop anti raging protests which have lost thirty two years and claimed up to eighty. lives approach reform campaigners are calling on the government to deal with police brutality and the seams discrimination the sunni want to meet names it's implemented some of the reforms yet activists say there's a too much call concentrated in the hands of the few. and in the latest development of the political crisis in tunisia the presidents secular party has threatened to leave the islamist led coalition government the moves expected to be confirmed later on monday comes after days of violent protests in response to the assassination of a prominent opposition figure which some are blaming on the country's islamists really as dozens of people have been injured in clashes with the police and
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hundreds arrested since wednesday. shortly on our t.v. peter lavelle and his guests discuss the ongoing strive in africa and foreign interests there that is and crossed all that coming your way in just a couple of minutes. some countries want oil but that's kid stuff who needs oil when you could secure the world's largest supply of trucker dural sort of look of exclusively in sweden and reading sweden for absolutely no logical reason as a possible you say well supreme commander of the swedish armed forces general
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severe guru and so on most of watched red dawn too many times because he thinks the russians are a common general grant's and declared that if invaded by russia sweden wouldn't be able to last a week against the aunts. one therefore sweden must immediately join nato he said that currently it is not quite possible to invade sweden but due to the two thousand and eight war with georgia it is possible for russia to somehow push through established european borders bring their forces up to sweden's gates putting the generals country in danger but guess what according to your own council of the european union georgia started the war so by that logic if the two thousand and one with georgia is the example of the future then don't kill russian peacekeeping troops and you'll have nothing to worry about but general goran so also made the point that president putin is rearming the russian army hinting at a threat of being heavily armed to defend yourself is a bad scary thing then joining up with nato seems to be pretty hypocritical if the people of sweden want to join nato well that is their choice but they shouldn't be
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tricked into having their taxpayers pay for their sons to die in afghanistan based on totally bogus arguments that make no sense but that's just my opinion. they see. it as a. hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are.
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